UPDATE: Man escapes from Blair County Prison, police say to call 911 if spotted
Altoona police say a man escaped from the Blair County Prison in Hollidaysburg on Sunday morning.
Isaiah Tilghman, 33, was last seen in the prison around 8:15 a.m. In a Facebook post made around 5 p.m. on Sunday, police said Tilghman is a 5’10” Black man who weighs about 180 pounds.
If spotted, police said to not to approach him and to call 911.
Tilghman is unsentenced and was incarcerated on a parole violation. He’s facing felony drug related charges including manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and flight to avoid apprehension, trial and punishment.
Hollidaysburg police said Tilghman used a homemade rope made from jail clothes to get out through an unsecured window leading to the prison's roof.
In a Facebook post Tuesday, Hollidaysburg police said Tilghman stole a red Ford F-150 with a chrome strip across the bottom along Logan Boulevard between Hollidaysburg and Lakemont.
Police ask anyone who lives in the area to check their video surveillance cameras.
Tilghman could now be in Philadelphia. That’s according to the U.S. Marshals Service in Philadelphia. The task force, which is also looking for an escaped inmate from a Philadelphia correctional facility, said on Wednesday it recovered a license plate that was previously on a red Ford F-150. Police believe that truck and plate was stolen somewhere between Hollidaysburg and Lakemont.
Investigators believe Tilghman switched plates again on Wednesday, this time stealing the PA plate reading “ZKA-1062.”
Tilghman’s last known address was in Philadelphia.